Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo

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Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one ...Show More
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1:07:10 | Jul 12th, 2017

THE AMAZONS ARE TRAINING ON THE ISLAND!!!! On this very special episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny, Kristin, and Wonder Woman aficionado Heather Hogan dig into Diana, Themyscira, and the shockingly deep feminist roots of this DC character...Show More

1:42:34 | Nov 27th

Kate Leth guests and Tara's family makes a surprise visit to Sunnydale with a whole carload of patriarchal bullsh*t in tow (and also Amy Adams). Never fear! The scoobies do what scoobies do best in response: they punch Tara in the nose and promptly w...Show More
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1:38:38 | Nov 13th

The Beast has arrived in her glorious red dress, tousling about her golden locks and also some very important monks. Spike is out for a walk bitch and Giles is in his most resplendent wizarding attire, Anya gets a job and Ben still looks great in scr...Show More

1:25:09 | Oct 30th

The one where we fight about Riley and Kristin hums "The Final Countdown" three complete times.

1:31:35 | Oct 16th

Two Xanders, no waiting! Our favorite day-glo demon Toth is in town to kill the Slayer but, whoops!, his neon beam misses Buffy and instead splits Xander into two. While Anya contemplates the many things she can do in this kind of glorious double-boy...Show More

45:03 | Oct 9th

Mercedes McNab sat down to talk with Kristin about her role as our favorite Cordette-turned-vampire, Harmony!

42:00 | Oct 4th

We talk to Gaby Dunn about her experience performing the role of Dawn for the song in S5E2: Real Me, and Gaby in turn explains to us the general concept of Harriet the Spy.

1:26:01 | Oct 2nd

Harmony has brought her minions to Sunnydale to kill Buffy, Joyce is dressing up for someone at the gallery, Tara and Willow have officially U-Hauled (but where is Miss Kitty??), and Buffy still has... a little sister?! We have a segment from our Mer...Show More

2:14:47 | Sep 18th

Live from Philadeliphia, Kristin & Jenny are BACK to talk to you all about S5E1: Buffy vs Dracula!!!

1:29:26 | Jul 23rd

It is here! It is time! Charisma Carpenter sat down with us to talk about the trope of the mean girl, that infamous spatula scene, the audition she almost didn't make it to, and how Cordelia got to stake her very first vamp! We dig into her time on B...Show More

59:28 | Jun 7th

What's that sound? Why, 'tis the rare E flat diminished ninth chord, signaling that our interview with the delightful Seth Green hath arrived! We got to talk to Seth about his time on the show playing everyone's favorite part-time werewolf and full-t...Show More

1:24:03 | May 1st

It's the last episode of Season 4 (!!) which means that it is high time for Giles to sing us some rocking exposition, for Anya to tell us the funniest joke we've ever heard, and for Buffy to prepare her bedroom for what's to come... Today, alongside ...Show More

1:28:42 | Apr 24th

Push those VHS tapes into your VCRs and close your eyes, scoobies: let's dream of Sappho poems, ice cream trucks, Giles and Spike on a swing set, and Anya steering with no hands... We have special guests Alyse Knorr and David Wells (who plays the Che...Show More

1:02:39 | Apr 17th

Sophia Crawford, Sarah Michelle Gellar's stunt double from Seasons 1 - 4 of Buffy, and Jeff Pruitt, the show's stunt coordinator from 1997 - 2000 sat down to tell us all about their work! They are now *married* to each other (don't worry, their propo...Show More

1:32:06 | Apr 3rd

4.21: Primeval Let's rip the uranium core out of Adam, SHALL WE?! Manus, Spiritus, Animus, and Sophus combine today to show us once more that the power of community can overcome evil, hatred, and men who store limitless hard drives in their chest ca...Show More

1:51:00 | Mar 27th

Buckle your seatbelts and black out your windshields because we are about to blast RIGHT THROUGH that Welcome to Sunnydale sign, light up a Morley, and talk to James Marsters about his time playing the most beloved black-nailed, peroxide-headed vampi...Show More

1:41:45 | Mar 20th

Crossover episode!! Brittany Ashley and Laura Zak slide in from Angel On Top to join Jenny for a spirited discussion of this episode - including the no-holds-barred matchup between (GASP!!!) Angel and Riley! TWO TITANS CONVERGE AT LONG LAST, and they...Show More

1:28:50 | Feb 20th

Hrishikesh Hirway is back to talk to Jenny about his favorite character, Riley Finn! We also discuss the very special time in a young girl's life when she accidentally becomes one half of a human sex battery powering a lust-filled poltergeisty frat h...Show More

1:34:22 | Feb 6th

It's another day in Sunnydale, which means chaos, monsters, and the valiant charge of our hero Jonathan. Vanquishing all evil as it arrives on the Hellmouth, showing us all how to be gracious and kind while also strong and powerful, Jonathan gives a ...Show More

1:27:33 | Jan 24th

AAAHHHH FAITH SWAPPED BODIES WITH BUFFY! All hands on deck! This is not a drill! This week we are live from PodCon2 in Seattle, where we find Faith and Buffy locked in eternal girl-frenemy conflict, Tara and Willow getting VERY sweaty as they make a ...Show More

1:20:04 | Jan 9th

Faith is back with a goddamn magical fidget spinner, NEED WE SAY MORE?! This week we are live from London's Vampire Ball (!!) talking about Faith and Buffy and Buffy and Faith, our favorite slayer gal pals in all the universe. Yes, there is an erotic...Show More

1:41:26 | Dec 19th, 2018

Riley is very sweaty, but don't worry Buffy has a bandana for his itchy hand! Willow isn't only going over to Tara's for magic, SILLY!! Adam is so technologically advanced that he can put more than one floppy disk into his chest cavity while saying W...Show More

1:24:30 | Dec 5th, 2018

Don't you just love when your psych professor turns out to be the head of a monster initiative that created a Frankenstein-like thing named Adam who eats floppy disks and has metal shinguards?! Don't you love it even more when she sets up creepy came...Show More

1:28:55 | Nov 21st, 2018

Ethan Rayne is back in town and so, of course, is Kate Leth! We talk oh-so-much about the sexual tension between our two favorite mystics, listen to Jenny attempt to tell a story about having sex in college, witness some DEFLOWERING between our witch...Show More

1:25:25 | Nov 6th, 2018

In Sunnydale this week, Spike shrinks all of his clothing, we confirm that Buffy is a Capricorn on the cusp of Aquarius, and Kristin and Jenny THROW DOWN on their differing opinions of Riley Finn. Also, Forest is still in love with Riley, Willow make...Show More

2:00:07 | Oct 24th, 2018

This is the one where ‚ÄĒ *Your hosts grab suddenly at their throats & try to continue speaking. Their eyes widen. They look directly into the camera, overtaken by fear.* LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs:¬†@jennyowenyoungs;¬†je...Show More

1:35:39 | Oct 10th, 2018

A heartbroken Willow decides to cast a *late night* spell in a shared dormitory bathroom which can only mean one thing: Spike and Buffy are going to get engaged! To each other! WHAT A DAY. Today we're discussing S4E9: Something Blue. LOCATE YOUR ...Show More

1:31:03 | Oct 3rd, 2018

A crossover for the ages brings Buffy into the Angelverse to show us all how beautiful love can be before then ripping our hearts our of our chests. Yes, that's right, we are barreling forward through tales of peanut butter in bed, dishes flying off ...Show More